There are way too many apps and tools to work with. Every week I experience a new tool for use in the classroom and begin thinking about how my students might use it. The problem is, though, I end up having a huge pile of tools and my kids and I can get confused or forget what tool we need for what purpose (or purposes.)
So, at the beginning of each year, I train my students on the 'core' set of apps and tools I want them to master. During the course of the year I will bring in other tools the we use - either for app smashing or for specific projects. In the end, the kids have mastery of specific tools for the classroom and their experience is expanded when we introduce other tools.
Here is the list of iPad apps we use in the German classroom that all kids are to have mastery of:
- Voice Recorder Pro
- Book Creator
- Comic Maker
Here is the list of online tools and Websites we use that all are to have mastery of:
- GAFE Suite of tools
- Go Formative
- Nearpod (iPad and Web)
- Kahoot-can't forget this one!
What tools do you use? Drop me a line and let me know.